Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Fundraising Activities


ASICS Belfast City Half Marathon | Europa Abseil | Great North Run 2015 | Great Wall of China Trek 2015 | Open Challenge ? Anywhere - Anytime | Run Mucker Run | Skydive for Cancer Focus NI | TCS New York City Marathon | Think Pink Skydive | Unite & Bike Against Cancer Cuba Open Challenge


ASICS Belfast City Half Marathon

ASICS Belfast City Half Marathon

Dates Available
20 Sep 2015

The ASICS Belfast City Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 20th September 2015, starting at 9am from Ormeau Park and finishing at the same location.

Over 4,000 participants took part in the event in 2014 so why not take part this year and soak up the amazing atmosphere on the day as well as raising funds for your local Cancer Champion.

All you have to do it register your place at:

Then get in touch with Emma McArdle at or call 028 9066 3281 to request your special half marathon fundraising pack!

Europa Abseil

Europa Abseil

Dates Available
20 Sep 2015

Join Cancer Focus NI for the experience of a lifetime and abseil 110ft down the Europa Hotel in Belfast!

Scale new heights with this exciting challenge and raise vital funds for Cancer Focus at the same time.

Registration is ONLY £30 and minimum sponsorship applies.

Dates available: 10th May 2015

                        30th May 2015

                        14th June 2015

                        12th September 2015

                        20th September 2015 

To register, simply click here: then let us know you are taking part on behalf of Cancer Focus by contacting Jillian on 028 9068 0788 or by emailing and we will send you out a fundraising pack

Great North Run 2015

Great North Run 2015

Dates Available
13 Sep 2015

13th September 2015

Join over 50,000 runners/walkers in Newcastle Upon Tyne and participate in the world’s most popular half marathon.

This event is geared towards beginners as well as experienced runners but whatever your ability you will be sure to have an amazing time!

In conjunction with Sports Travel International, we can offer 2 sponsorship packages, both of which include two night’s twin sharing accommodation in Newcastle city centre.

With a Cancer Focus Northern Ireland representative on hand throughout the weekend and a brilliant race atmosphere, this is a weekend event to remember!

Two Sponsorship Packages Available:

Option 1 - £710.00
Race Entry
2 Nights Twin Sharing Accommodation
Return Coach & Ferry Transport from Belfast
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Rep available throughout weekend

Option 2- £650.00
Race Entry
2 Nights Twin Sharing Accommodation
Arrange your own transport – Flights etc.
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Rep available throughout weekend

(**We are unable to offer an entry only package**)

For more information or if you have any questions please contact Emma at or 028 9068 0771

Great Wall of China Trek 2015

Great Wall of China Trek 2015

Dates Available
16 Oct 2015

Would you like to trek one of the great wonders of the world for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland in October 2015?

Join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity and also raise money to help people in Northern Ireland living with a Cancer diagnosis. This trek lasts for 10 days and is one of the world’s classics, offering stunning scenery, challenging walking and a fascinating insight into both an ancient and modern culture. This adventure begins and ends in the exciting city of Beijing, which you can explore at your leisure on the last day of the challenge.

Trip highlights include:
- Visit the remote parts of the wall
- Explore the wall's ancient watchtowers
- Climb the Heavenly Steps and descend via luge
- Hike to the black Dragon Pool park waterfalls
- Get a glimpse of traditional rural life in China 
- Trek the 'Wild Wall' from Gubekou

With spaces limited for this trek, I am delighted to tell you that if you take advantage of our Early Bird Offer, you will pay just £100 registration (normally £200), your place will be guaranteed, and you will receive your fundraising pack. 

Minimum sponsorship applies.

Contact Emma on or call 9068 0771 for all the details and your registration pack

Open Challenge ? Anywhere - Anytime

Open Challenge ? Anywhere - Anytime

Dates Available
1 Jan 2016

You can take on a challenge anywhere in the world and raise funds for Cancer Focus NI.

If there is somewhere you have always wanted to trek, cycle, paddle or run please get in touch with us and we will find the perfect open challenge for you at a time that suits you. It is the flexible way of doing an overseas challenge to raise funds for our charity.


Contact Emma on 028 90680771 to discuss or e-mail for more information


The World is Your Oyster…. Cambodia, Peru, Canada, India, USA, Alps…..


Run Mucker Run

Run Mucker Run

Dates Available
26 Sep 2015

Do you have what it takes to climb eight foot walls, crawl under netting and barbed wire and run up to 5k/10k through mud?

These are just a few of the requirements for the competitors taking part in the Run Mucker Run Challenge on 26th September 2015 to raise vital funds Cancer Focus Northern Ireland. It is an intense 5k & 10k obstacle course with over 25 punishing obstacles to give you the ultimate test of strength, stamina, mental determination and teamwork.

To join us on this challenge please visit  to register your place, you will then receive your fundraising pack including a Cancer Focus NI vest/t-shirt.

Skydive for Cancer Focus NI

Skydive for Cancer Focus NI

Dates Available
1 Jan 2016

Take on the challenge of a lifetime and skydive in aid of Cancer Focus NI!

You can pick your own date and you can jump on your own or as part of an organised group from your office, school or club. You will be taking part in a tandem skydive where you will be strapped to an experienced instructor. You will exit at 13,000ft, free-fall to 6,000ft before the instructor opens the canopy and steers you safely to the ground.

Minimum age is 16 and there is no maximum age limit. Under 18s must have written parental/guardian consent before taking part.

Registration is £50 and a suggested minimum sponsorship applies.

Be brave, accept this challenge of a lifetime and make some life-long memories!

For more information or to sign up contact Emma on 028 9068 0771 or email






TCS New York City Marathon

TCS New York City Marathon

Dates Available
1 Nov 2015

1st November 2015

Challenge yourself to run 26.2 miles and participate in the spectacular TCS New York City Marathon.  Our sponsorship package includes:

  • Return flights from Belfast to New York, all taxes included
  • 5 Night's accommodation at the Westin New York Grand Central Hotel
  • Transport for runners to start of race
  • Guaranteed Race Entry
  • Celebration Dinner at a typical Manhattan Venue
  • Travel Insurance - covers for marathon participation
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Running Vest & fundraising expertise

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment - all tour arrangements and guaranteed race entry provided by Sports Travel International

Contact Emma on 028 9068 0771 or for more information.



Think Pink Skydive

Think Pink Skydive

Dates Available
10 Oct 2015

This October we are asking people to be Brave and take the leap for Cancer Focus!

Take part in our Think Pink Skydive on Saturday 10th October to have fun but to also raise money to fund our pioneering breast cancer research at Queen’s University, Belfast. 

All money raised from this event will be invested in local research led by Cancer Focus Research Fellow Dr Kienan Savage that focuses on both the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

This research has the potential to make an enormous difference to the lives of many local women, that’s why the money you raise is so important – we couldn’t do it without you! 

Participants must be prepared to spend a day at the Airfield.

Min. age is 16No maximum age for Tandems.

Under 18's must have written parental/guardian permission before training/jumping.

40 and above must have Doctor's written permission before training/jumping.

Maximum weight limit for Tandems:

 Male 95 kg/15 stone Clothed

Female 82kg/13 Stone Clothed.


Registration: £50 and suggested minimum sponsorship applies

This will be the challenge of a lifetime and you will make some everlasting memories whilst turning the sky pink for Cancer Focus.

For more information or to sign up for the Think Pink Skydive please get in touch with Emma on 028 9068 0771 or at

Unite & Bike Against Cancer Cuba Open Challenge

Unite & Bike Against Cancer Cuba Open Challenge

Dates Available
15 Oct 2015

Cycle an incredible journey beginning in Havana, for approximately 360km for Cancer Focus NI.  

You will ride along shimmering coastlines, past tobacco and sugar cane fields and through thriving farming communities, where for many aspects of Cuban life, time has stood still. 

 Cars and salsa will definitely feature highly as we travel through this beautiful country!

15 Oct 2015 - 23 Oct 2015

Registration Fee £299 + Min Sponsorship £2600






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